Formogelatin

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Description

An insoluble material produced when a gelatin solution or film is treated with formaldehyde. Prior to the development of many synthetic adhesives, formogelatin was used as a water resistant adhesive.

Synonyms and Related Terms

formaldehyde gelatin; Glutol; glutoform; gelatina de formaldehído (Esp.)

Other Properties

Decomposed with boiling water or dilute hydrochloric acid.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942